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I Battle Depression

If you're looking for depression support, meet a group of friendly people fighting depression and the feeling of being depressed. 63,585 People

    Hold Your Happiness Close. Hold Your Depression Even Closer.

    I just heard a story on the radio about a woman who travels alone in places like Sudan and the Phillipines in areas where rebels of all different kinds live. She told a couple of stories of how she handled herself when faced by a group of teenage men with guns. She would march...
    wundayatta wundayatta 56-60, M 21 Responses May 19, 2010

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    The feeling when you're absolutely overwhelmed

    with depressing thoughts Is insane..
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 1 Response 18 hrs ago

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    I'm so sorry for everything,

    and I'm so sorry I'm such a negative piece of trash...... πŸ˜” I just make everyone mad at me....I just irritate everyone I should just do everyone a favor and just be invisible and leave everyone alone πŸ˜” I give up, I can't help anyone, I just get in the way of everything and...
    Ki123 Ki123 18-21, F 2 Responses 20 hrs ago

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    I battle depression but idk why

    and it's mostly hate...
    richmckee richmckee 16-17, M 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    Depression is so weird.

    We put on happy faces to hide the fact that we are in fact so depressed, but at the same time, we pray for someone to notice and be able to help. For as long as I can remember, I've been hoping someone would be able to just KNOW that I'm not right, because I do such a good job...
    Sarah196 Sarah196 18-21, F 30 Responses Jan 12

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    To fight the depression,

    I keep my mind busy and alway try my best to be positive. So my mind won't wander off to the negative thought
    pinkish1 pinkish1 18-21, F 2 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    I battle depression,

    and also anxiety. I suffered from being mentally abused by mother pretty much my entire life. My own mother told me she hated me, she thought I was ugly, stupid and that my Dad wanted me aborted. My entire I felt hopeless and alone. I was planning on killing myself but when the...
    acw012192 acw012192 22-25, F 36 Responses Dec 10, 2013

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    I don't really think 'battle' is the correct

    phrasing, as I feel like I've given in to it. The depression won the second I realized it had consumed more than I had to return to. I can't seem to let myself go, without the small sense of control I still have I would go (completely) insane. I consider suicide every single day...
    dre4mland dre4mland 13-15, F 5 Responses 1 hr ago

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    My Baby Girl

    I had a miscarriage when I was fifteen and almost five months pregnant with my baby girl Gianna. It was the most hardest thing I ever went through. It was so horrible. I had an older boyfriend who I was very much in love with. We became intimate three months into our relationship...
    KandyLuv KandyLuv 26-30, F 19 Responses Aug 27, 2013

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    Confessions Of A Chronic Teenager - June 5, 2013

    Warning! This is a fairly long piece. Feel free to get your popcorn now, because this might take a while :P This was the final paper for an English class that I took last semester. Most kids had about a month and a half to write theirs, while I had a less than a couple of weeks...
    Vermonsterr Vermonsterr 18-21, F 10 Responses Sep 8, 2013

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    I feel like I'm living my life is slow motion

    and that everything around me is moving too fast.
    86reality 86reality 22-25, F 5 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    itis all started since 5 years iam soo alone

    dont have any friends nothing looser i cant dream about anything i cant wish anything all people find me when they need me now i dont find any people no one just all people cheat on me am in college that i hate it wanna travel away but i dont have any money i wanna have gf but...
    Outsider92 Outsider92 22-25, M 1 Response 16 hrs ago

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    I'm really sick and tired of people telling me

    to change my view, think positive. They make it sound like I can flip a switch and automatically improve every single aspect of my life. It's not easy, I have depression. If I could just flip a switch and be happy and positive don't you think I would have done it already? I've...
    BleuGirl83 BleuGirl83 31-35, F 16 Responses May 27

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    "Riffraff, street rat,

    I don't buy that. If only they'd look closer Would they see a poor boy? No, siree They'd find out there's so much more to me" This speaks volumes about me.
    BrokenBrain123 BrokenBrain123 22-25 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    Hipstercatlover Hipstercatlover 16-17, F 7 hrs ago

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    its so hard battle against my depression.

    i feel played and worthless used and not good enough. maybe this could be my last story here ...
    puppySmexyBoy puppySmexyBoy 16-17, M 3 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    I've been dealing with deprssion

    for 13 years. I posted a bunch of stories here a few years ago and kind of fell away. I think I might be close to getting my life back so I came back to see how things are going on EP. All I can say is wow... There's a lot of hurting people out there. I don't know how I can help...
    SRayne SRayne 41-45 1 day ago

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    1livingstars 1livingstars 16-17, F 11 Responses Aug 10

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    Telling me I can't be sad

    because someone has it harder in life than I do, is like saying someone can't be happy because someone has a better life than them.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 18-21, F 19 Responses Jul 7

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    Clock Ticks, Nothing Changes

    The sweeping hand tick tick ticks, but nothing ever changes.  And you need the time to pass.  Not because you have anywhere to be; you don’t. You never have anywhere to be.  You just need the time to be anywhere but now, here.  Tick tick tick.  You...
    Little Bird Little Bird 31-35, F 203 Responses Apr 12, 2006

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    Battling Depression

    Everyday it seems that as soon as I enter my room my smile fades. My mind begins to fill with questions, and all I see is shadows. I have been battling depression for about 10 years now. No one has a clue at all, it is my darkest secret. Everything is a blur, I am not happy at...
    TaylorIW TaylorIW 13-15, F 31 Responses Sep 28, 2012

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    I'm A Miracle

    All my life I was told that I was ugly, fat, worthless, and that I would never be anything. Sometimes, I want to believe those things. But I learned that I am beautiful no matter what my body type is. I am me. No one can change that. I learned that life is too short to stress...
    imperfectperfectionist123 imperfectperfectionist123 16-17, F 6 Responses Aug 21, 2013

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    You guys are wasting your time trying to help

    me. I am beyond repair. All your going to say is "its going to get better" but i know thats a lie ive been told several times
    Musicgamer14 Musicgamer14 13-15, M 2 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    Happiness

    Maybe I'm a dreamer Maybe I'm misunderstood Maybe you're not seeing the side of me you should Maybe I'm crazy Maybe I'm the only one Maybe I'm just out of touch Maybe I've just had enough Maybe it's time to change And leave it all behind I've never been one to walk alone I've...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Aug 9, 2013

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    This Is For You.

    This is for you. I'm sorry you got bullied for being gay. I'm sorry your parents kicked you out for being a lesbian. I'm sorry you were raped as a little girl. I'm sorry your dad left you and your mom with nothing. I'm sorry you get bullied every day. I'm sorry you have no...
    IWillMakeYouThink IWillMakeYouThink 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 26, 2012

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    i can get extremely self concious

    because i am one of the only kids in my grade who hasnt hit puberty, im in freshman. I know ill hit i but does anyone else have this problem
    peterhill12345 peterhill12345 13-15, M 1 Response 21 hrs ago

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    Dealing With Depression

    My problems with depression seemed to slowly and quietly twist their way into my life for years.  At points it was so subtle I would be able to ignore it, or push it away, or think that it was just another bad day, nothing out of the ordinary.  Somehow day after day...
    suzanneontheriver suzanneontheriver 26-30, F 56 Responses Jul 12, 2006

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    The Stigma

    There is a reason the subject of mental illness is so vitally important to me.  I know it intimately.  Having lived with chronic clinical depression most of my life, I've learned to deal with it, to function, to manage.  In that way, depression is similar to...
    SeriouslySappy SeriouslySappy 51-55, F 145 Responses Sep 16, 2009

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    No matter what i do .

    .no matter how much i try to be happy...it just doesnt work...it seems that im doomed to wonder aimlessly depressed through the world....i have lost friends because of my depression ...i have learned to fake the happieness fake the smile and fake the laughs ....people think im...
    EmoNekoNiki EmoNekoNiki 18-21, F 6 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    Life has been hectic

    for me lately. Church, Basketball, leaving Anthony, being dumped by the girl I loved most, thinking about the abortion, and mama talking to me about my weight. Yes I'm trying to recover, I really am. I haven't purged in two months. But I can't take it anymore. I'm stressed out...
    WhimsicalArtist WhimsicalArtist 13-15, F 4 hrs ago

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    If you dont have depression,

    dont even bother telling me life gets better. The fact is, your living a happy life, and you dont understand what I am going through. If you dont have depression, you will never understand.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 18-21, F 29 Responses Jul 3

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    My dad was the only person

    who cared about me.
    Nursekat87 Nursekat87 26-30, F 6 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    My "dark" Friend

    I wake up in the morning and before I can open my eyes I know that its there. The covers are heavy with sweat from nightmares I'll never remember. I inhale deeply through my nose, it must have woken it up. "Good night sleep?" it asks. "You know it wasn't." I can hear it...
    WhyBother22 WhyBother22 22-25, M 24 Responses Nov 6, 2011

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    Depression Is Something You Can't Turn Off......

    and you have no control over your mood swings and other peoples views. I hate hearing people say things like "get over yourself" or "your just doing/saying that for attention" I personally have not had to endure that here on EP, but have seen it said to others. it is not the...
    TwilightDream TwilightDream 36-40, F 37 Responses Oct 22, 2011

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    I hate my life more then ever I don't get

    why my life is so screwed up
    Halo85 Halo85 26-30, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    Neverending Fight

    Yes I battle with depression every single day of my life. Its part of my bipolar disorder. Some days are worse than others but Ive found a reason to live so I would never ever kill myself. Last year 2011 was one of the worst years of my life. Ive never fought with depression so...
    groundshaker groundshaker 26-30, M 37 Responses Nov 3, 2012

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    My friends and boyfriend think I overact.

    Think I'm to sensitive. I tell them if it was up to me I would be like this. They tell me then don't. They don't understand. It's not that easy. I am emotionally. I get hurt. I feel like I either shut down shut them out. Lie to the people I love and fake a smile. Or let it out...
    TheGirlThatAlwaysSmiles TheGirlThatAlwaysSmiles 18-21, F 76 Responses Dec 10, 2013

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    5 Things Not to Say to the Depressed.

    1. Cheer up, turn that frown upside down, think happy thoughts !!   We are of course happy that the solution to our misery is as simple as turning it off and smiling .. why didn't we think of this ourselves? .. oh that's right cos its utter rubbish. Comments like this...
    SamOnHisSoapbox SamOnHisSoapbox 41-45, M 94 Responses Aug 11, 2009

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    I'm going to be seeing a therapist soon.

    I'm glad and not glad at the same time.
    cyanidemaxwell cyanidemaxwell 16-17, F 5 Responses 20 hrs ago

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    In November 2001, I suffered a breakdown

    and was diagnosed with PTSD and Major Depression. My depression was treatment-resistant; fortunately about 10 years later I found an effective antidepressant. I say fortunately, because I know some struggle much longer. There were days when hope was so far gone and the psychic...
    onomatopoeiaCA onomatopoeiaCA 41-45, F 18 Responses Feb 14

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    Depression - When everything you laugh at is

    miserable and you can't seem to stop. ― Nikki Sixx, The Heroin Diaries. So true. I ****** up. And now when I think about everything that I've done and what I've become, I don't feel sad. It's a feeling that's hard to describe. Hatred, disgust, loathing, antagonism....I don't...
    Aurora202 Aurora202 18-21 3 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    I'm looking for somewhere I belong,

    just the hope of it really. Where a troubled heart can find peace and relax into a purpose. Where there are answers. Instead it feels like I’m in a maze. The walls are too high, the passages too many, the hurdles too foreboding, and I'm too damn tired. I don’t know where to...
    Dan412 Dan412 18-21, M 2 Responses 20 hrs ago

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    Depression is not easy.

    Never easy. Depression, loneliness, anxiety, fear, procrastination - whatever evil it may be called. But one thing is for sure, it is debilitating. It is heart-wrenching. It is spirit-breaking, even mind-freezing. It sucked the spirit of life in you. Makes you feel both hopeless...
    TitaniumSkyScraper TitaniumSkyScraper 31-35, F 31 Responses Jun 16

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    Morning to those that read my post

    and die-ary entries. Well last night I tried to cheer 2 people up. Maybe I did. Maybe I didn't. The boy seemed to spark to life when I gave him an answer. But... My dream last night just before waking was a dream of my death. It is very near. The pain is picking up again...
    lostunit lostunit 26-30, M 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    So. I'm sitting here.

    I'm reading over peoples depression statements. Asides the trolls thinking this is a joke. Depression that is. Others. Mixing other feelings in with depression. Its not a achievement to be depressed... But there has to be people out there to grade themselves as that to make a...
    lostunit lostunit 26-30, M 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    Happiness Is A Choice? Bullshit.......

    If you honestly deal with depression, you know that you "don't have a choice". People who say that happiness is a choice, don't deal with depression. I'm sorry but it's been proven that chemicals off-balanced in the brain, contribute to depression. Telling a person who has been...
    peachturnover peachturnover 31-35, F 31 Responses Jul 28, 2013

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    alexjohnson28 alexjohnson28 18-21, F 5 Responses 48 mins ago

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    I am so tired of the pretend to care crap on

    this website. People who truly need help are bombarded with other's messages that pretend to care, while they turn the conversation to their problems or offer ridiculous and cliched advice. There are no magic words to cure true depression. We just want someone to listen, to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 13 Responses Jun 9

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    I have feelings of sadness

    and self-doubt. I'm in college and I'm having a hard time finding motivation. I don't want to drown in a pool of negativity. I'm going to go outside and will try to enjoy nature and life. Hopefully, I can make it in this world and I can stop experiencing the feelings of sadness...
    lilman390 lilman390 18-21, M 3 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    Rip Robin Williams I got to meet him a couple

    of years ago at a function dinner in Las Vegas. I will never forget that experience because I felt he was a very dark, sad, and tortured individual. He seemed very very manic and unsettled yet also very sad. He had been in pain for years. I hope he is at peace.
    Brisco221 Brisco221 31-35, M 12 Responses Aug 11

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    My hand and fingers are achy.

    Does that happen to anyone else?
    86reality 86reality 22-25, F 2 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    "It's a great thing when you realize you still

    have the ability to surprise yourself. Makes you wonder what else you can do that you've forgotten about." Lester Burnham nails it, doesn't he?
    Sicknconfused Sicknconfused 26-30, F 10 hrs ago

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    We all have our good days

    and bad days. With depression the highs are more high and the lows are more frequent. I assume that everyone who reads this shares the same battle. Logically, though we are divided, we are not alone in our struggles. Keep fighting the good fight people, and don't give in. I look...
    CloseButNoGuitar CloseButNoGuitar 26-30, M 59 mins ago

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